Newport researcher, author, historian and lecturer for 30 years, Newport Brian Stinson graduated from St. Michael’s and Rogers High Schools. He graduated from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH, where he was the sports editor for the school’s information office sports and alumni publications.
Upon graduation, Stinson worked in the Boston financial markets as a correspondent and quality analyst and produced the 101 Colleges of New England Video Series, which was distributed to high schools and libraries across the country.
He has been published in various publications including The Newport Daily News, Old Rhode Island, the sailing publication WindCheck and was the research historian for Newport Life Magazine for a decade.
Stinson authored Newport Notables and was the head researcher for Rockwell Stensrud’s Newport: A Lively Experiment 1639 – 1969 published in 1997 and 2007 respectively – both were done under the auspices of the Redwood Library & Athenaeum. He was a researcher and lecturer during Newport’s 375th Anniversary.
Additionally, Stinson has been a regular contributor to Newport This Week and authored Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame. Charleston, SC (The History Press), 2018.